Monthly Archives: May 2009

New Nuclear Test in North-Korea

More than two and a half years after North-Koreas first Nuclear Test, the totalitarian Regime carried out a second one last night. According to an official communique by the government, the latest detonation was stronger than the one before and been a part of “measures to enhance the Republic’s self-defensive nuclear deterrent in all directions”.

While Pyongyang once again again gains international attention for this “grave challenge” to international non-proliferation efforts, Russian secretary-of-state Sergej Lawrow announced a UN Security Council meeting for this evening to discuss possible international reactions. (Via BBC News)

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Former South-Korean President commits suicide

Roh Moo-Hyun

Roh Moo-Hyun

Roh Moo-Hyun, wo had been president of the Republic of Korea until he was succeeded by Lee Myung-Bak in 2008, jumped off a mountain this morning. He had been involved in a corruption scandal towards the end of his presidency and had been accused of corruption because his wife and daughter had received funds from a shoe manufacturer. Roh had been in a 13-hour-long police questioning in April, which he was deeply ashamed of, according to a suicide note he wrote to his family. He died today after having been taken to a hospital with severe head injuries. (via SZ).